| Feb 5, 2013
| 6:52 PM
A San Luis Obispo police detective was arrested on suspicion of taking drugs and cash in a bribery scheme, federal authorities said Tuesday....
| Dec 11, 2012
| 11:05 AM
A state auditor's report sheds additional light on an unfolding scandal at a California prison in Soledad. The report, an annual compilation of state employee misconduct, notes that a nursing supervisor at the California Training Facility falsely...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 6:07 AM
The night rapper Notorious B.I.G. was gunned down in one of L.A.'s most brazen unsolved homicides he had no drugs or alcohol in his system, according to a Los Angeles County Coroner report unsealed Friday....
| Mar 23, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The powerful narcotic popped up on the cultural grid around the turn of the millennium. A Texas producer-remixer named DJ Screw paid homage to its woozy, heavy-lidded high by dramatically slowing down beats and vocals to replicate the drug's sleepwalker...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 6:09 PM
What fun, this national signing day, colleges' version of the NFL draft. Story I'm following most closely is of the Florida mom who reportedly ran off with her kid's signing papers so he wouldn't leave home.
As Dave Barry used to say, I'm not making...
| May 31, 2013
| 5:35 AM
The attorney for Michael Jackson’s family in its wrongful-death lawsuit said Thursday a doctor testified in a deposition that he injected Jackson with morphine while the singer was touring Asia and that he told a current AEG executive Jackson was...
| May 23, 2013
| 1:55 PM
Jesse James lost his pinky while working with a saw at his custom bike shop.
And it's pretty gruesome.
"Doesn't look like this little dude's gonna make it, Nice know'n you little buddy," James posted on Twitter Tuesday, sharing a stomach-churning...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 5:48 PM
The bullet that Larry Robert Broman used to kill himself went clean through his head and into the wall.
No one had expected him to do it. Not his ex-wife, who had remained close to him. And not their two grown daughters.
It happened early on the...
| Apr 9, 2013
It's not enough that medical insurance companies want to dictate how much and what kind of treatment our illnesses deserve.
Now legislators and law enforcement agencies are butting in, trying to curtail the use of high-powered painkillers because too...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 5:06 PM
An Orange County pain specialist already in the spotlight over deaths from prescription medications has racked up another patient overdose death.
The coroner has ruled that Wayne Oviatt died in January of a mix of prescription drugs, including morphine,...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 9:35 PM
An autopsy confirmed what many had speculated since Whitney Houston’s death last month of the eve of the Grammy Awards: another high-profile Hollywood death that was linked to drug use. Houston’s death comes three years after Michael Jackson...